Lisa Clemans-Cope and APF will address the opioid crisis in the adolescent population of two counties in Ohio that have been hard hit by the opioid epidemic. They will identify and assess promising interventions aimed at reducing economic inequality in opioid use disorder (OUD) among adolescents through prevention, screening/referral, and treatment. Ultimately the partners plan to use fact sheets, slide decks, and a webinar to engage with county leaders and will incorporate recommendations from the literature review into a Blueprint they are developing for the two counties. They will support policymakers, service providers, families, and Pickaway and Warren County residents in their efforts to implement the adolescent screening, treatment, and prevention practices featured in the literature review.
Clemans-Cope and her team at the Urban Institute will partner with the Addiction Policy Forum to promote the use of evidence-based interventions to target adolescent opioid use.